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Planning and Resource Consents

District Plan

A district plan contains guidance and rules about how you can use and develop your land.  In Carterton, the Wairarapa Combined District Plan applies

Resource Consents

The Resource Management Act requires us to ensure that effects on the environment are well managed. One way we do this is to decide whether to grant resource consents to people wanting to do things that might affect the environment.

Every day, people apply for resource consents for activities such as building a new house, subdividing their property, discharging wastewater into a stream, moving earth or discharging pollution into the air.

The three Wairarapa Councils are moving to a more consistent approach to processing resource consents and the use of standardised application forms.